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Feb 12, 2013 4:00am EST
do the reverse? >> what i say is that generally in the environment we're in thou, we're seeing a pick up in u.s. growth, pick up in chinese growth. we're starting to see a pick up in demand for key industrial commodities. i think at this point you're starting to see investors shift away from the cyclical commodities such as gold. >> it's shifting away from the nor defensive types of assets and even more in the commodities space moving more to the industrials. >> paladium, platinum up at seven-month highs. what is behind that? >> we're starting to see a pick up in growth in china and the u.s. the world's two largest economies. also you're seeing issues on the copper. there are a lot of problems in terms of getting these medals out of the ground. for platinum, 80% of it is produced in south africa. when you have labor issues, it has a big impact on supply. on the palladium side, we have the russian state slowing down substantially. it's stockpiled sales. you're seeing a squeeze -- >> supply side issues, as well. >> absolutely. and you're seeing a pick up in demand. that's been driving p
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Feb 14, 2013 6:00am EST
. risks will come down. but we're still in an environment where you need to focus on the risks out there. >> i don't think that's anytime soon. >> and that will be very important. >> i think investors need to focus on that down the road. for now, it's not going to be a factor pore probably most of the year, we would think. >> and i guess a little surprising is the economy feels like it's starting to turn. if you look at housing, if you look at what we hear from a lot of ceos about what's happening at this very moment, they feel okay with that. it's just when you ask them to give you guidance for the next quarter or the next year, they say they can't see that far. >> and i think it comes down to having things like the ee quester. certainly a reconciliation after the fact that the u.s. is spending so much more than it brings in. i think one of the interesting things, just around rates, bullard yesterday, for example, said that he expects 3% real growth this year. so 3% real growth and 2% inflation, that gets me to march like a 5% ten-year. we're nowhere close to that. lloyd blankfein was o
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Feb 11, 2013 6:00pm EST
to make sure it works in the unforgiving investing environment where diversifying by sector loan is not enough. things have gotten out of control or irrational. you need five different areas covered. you need some gold. you need a dividend paying stock with a high yield. you need a growth stock. need something speculative and something foreign. particularly in a year when the dysfunction in capital is so darn palpable that you have to protect your portfolio from the chaos washington is putting us through. we have gone from being incredibly business friendly company to one that is capable of wrecking just about any business if congress and the president put their minds to it. isn't that the lesson of the partisanship and acrimony over the tax wranglings and the spend-a-th spend-a-thons. cover all five markets and you with win in any market. i'll teach you how to analyze stocks so you fill every position with the best possible names that you feel comfortable with and i feel comfortable with. first, what do we need? well, look, i did them first. we need gold. need gold because gold
CNBC
Feb 17, 2013 7:30pm EST
in 2020. what about the naysayers who say it's going to hurt the environment? fracking is going to get into the water? what's your take on this? >> it has to be done in an environmentally responsible way. the industry, above all, knows that. they don't want disasters. one major problem could set the whole thing back. the industry is very careful and the regulators are working closely with the industry, so that environmental problem does have to be dealt with. if it can be dealt with, and most experts believe it can be, it unlocks an enormous potential. it's really a technology that will change a lot of things, both in creating jobs and also enabling manufacturing to have a low-cost reliable source of energy and natural gas, and also we can use it for power so we won't need to burn as much coal, we won't need to import natural gas, helps our balance of payments and by lowering the cost of energy, consumers will have more money in their pockets to spend on other things. >> what a job creator. it's got such potential. we're really seeing energy technology change the game in a number of th
CNBC
Feb 13, 2013 12:00am EST
academic environment, the 24-hour aspect, and constant access to role models. why wouldn't all of those things be just as important for poor kids as it would be for rich kids? >> we believe very strongly that there is a group of kids for whom the answer is a 24-hour supportive educational environment. and they're not gonna have a shot if we don't give that to them. >> it all starts here. the seed campus is a four-acre oasis, a safe zone where 340 kids can focus on school free from distractions back at home. >> everyone has their own coordinate grid. >> seed's goal is to prepare these children academically and socially for college and beyond. the students enter in sixth and seventh grade, 90% of them performing below grade level. charles adams is the head of school. >> we are a public school, and we have a lottery. we get what we get. it could be an honor roll student. it could be a student three, four grade levels behind that's struggling with a number of issues at home. so we get the gamut. >> i was told you have kids who come here in the sixth grade reading at a second-grade level. >>
CNBC
Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm EST
trends, current marketing hasn't been effective if this competitive environment. rivals here including jenny craig and nutrisystem. weight watchers down 16% here in the afterhours. melissa? back to you. >> thank you, josh. and on weight watchers, karen is coming off what should have been a seasonally strong quarter, which would include the new year's holiday, but the outlook is also bad. >> this is a great franchise. i would love to own it. i think we might get a chance here. i wouldn't jump in tomorrow. i think this is a pretty significant miss, so, i want to really try to understand what exactly went wrong. i don't know if it's because jessica simpson is pregnant again, is that the issue? i don't know. but it's a great -- >> no, no, she's pregnant or that's an issue? >> that's she's -- it's hard to be on weight watchers, program, if you're pregnant. i don't know. >> stop right there. >> stop right there? >> you're a woman. you can say these things. >> it's a great franchise. at some point, it will be good to own. i don't think you have to feel that tomorrow is the only day to do it.
CNBC
Feb 10, 2013 7:30pm EST
with that. now is a great time for opportunity. >> what about the idea that the regulatory environment is getting tougher from the epa to the financial regulators, dodd-frank, basel. business faces a different situation than decades ago. >> i don't think so. i remember acquisitions with at&t we didn't know. it was tough. we spent a great deal of time in the political and regulatory part of the business. it was touch and go. i'm not sure it change sod much. >> okay. what about the global story? people say in the last several decades, you know, american business was really riding a wave of globalization. today you're more likely to hear about jobs in buffalo and in michigan than in bangalore, india. are economies looking inward? >> i think so. there are some coming back. that's a good sign. >> you think it's a good sign that it's not the globalization openness we saw a few years ago and now economies are looking inward? >> glad to see us bring jobs back to this country and rethink that. that's helpful. >> final question. what do you drive? you driving a gm? >> i am driving a gtm cadillac
CNBC
Feb 14, 2013 4:00am EST
of domestic investors that usually have less demand to increase interest rates for the environment suggest so. >> okay. marco -- >> so at the end of the day, i don't see increase of interest expense drastic for japan in the medium term. >> right, right. well, that's the worry to some extent. but anyway, marco bardelli joining us from singapore. >>> meanwhile, the bank of hong kong did keep its benchmark rate steady overnight. still, suggestions about concerns over stimulus policies gives us some surprise. chery, what exactly did the bank of korea say about japan? >> although the bank of korea governor did not name japan and tried to stay diplomatic in the press conference today, he did say there are down side risks to the korean economy like a possible fiscal tightening by many countries and the issue of a foreign exchange rate. japan's aggressive monetary easing drive can take toll on korea's exports as they account for about half of the economy. and this on top of the recently weaker yen and the strengthening yuan that has hurt investor sentiment here on the kospi, particularly in the auto
CNBC
Feb 18, 2013 4:00am EST
, that it's special on the central bank to bring about an environment of price stability ask put the government on the central bank. understand that you need fiscal consolidation, you need price stability for long-term sustainable growth. there is, of course, difference of view in the short-term, a difference of perception depending on where you're sitting. but i don't think you should see that as a major division. international quart nation or at least a shared understanding on the implications of individual country policies, especially systemically important countries, domestic policies, lower impact on emerging economies. and i believe that advanced economies, systemically important economies must be sensitive to the lower impact of their policies. >> also speaking on the sidelines of the g-20, australia's deputy prime minister dismissed talk of a currency war, but did admit that a stopping aussie/dollar is a concern and key to australia's economy. >> we saw a huge crash in commodity prices in the second half of last year and that relied heavily on our revenues. and part and p
CNBC
Feb 12, 2013 6:00am EST
of the city, which was fountain square and environs. >> infrastructure. >> we had an infrastructure strategy. develop the banks, which is the river front. and begin to redevelop -- >> not your banks. the banks of the river. >> i was on board. >> the banks of the river. not the other banks. to your point, at the local level, a group came together, it was clearly in all of the stakeholders -- >> and that's a lot better than going to the federal government begging for that money and then the rest of the 49 states pay for it. >> it's all about leadership. if somebody has the courage, you know, to make a declaration about what winning might be, i think you'd be surprised at the number of americans that would stand up and stand behind it. >> so, a year ago, we'll just, you know, you did run. &g, we'd be remiss. >> three years ago. >> right. but a year ago, i looked at your successor and he was, i mean, there were -- did you make barbarians at the gate? who did you say made that up? >> eddie -- >> but he did and you got in trouble for saying it. anyway, for whatever reasons, mcdonald's was under as
CNBC
Feb 11, 2013 3:00pm EST
' money other than stocks because of the low rate environment. andrew, how are you investing right now? >> well, we're probably going to go ahead and move in this market. looks like the pullback is more likely 1650 back to these levels. so more than likely now is probably the time to ease into the market. you've got tremendous momentum and breath here. you're fighting the tape, as they say. this is probably the time to deploy. >> meanwhile, rick santelli, the race to the bottom of the currency markets was interrupted today. horror of horrors. japanese officials saying they don't want the currency to go much lower. and the euro moving higher as well today. >> once you put that machine in motion, i don't know if you can stop it. and bill, i find it so telling you have so much more outrage about a maker's mark liquidity injection than the fed's liquidity injections. >> what's your point? >> that's a story for another day. because that's not good for either. a 20-year chart of the dollar index looks like it's going to be going at these levels for awhile. they look like they're going to sta
CNBC
Feb 12, 2013 7:00pm EST
make sure that we don't have on environment that crushes them. that is a number that is crushing our economy. >> it seems to me, you have to grow the pie larger than everybody. you can't say you have a smaller slice and you have a larger slice. the disagreement that i have with johnson, we do not believe that you grow the pie that you give corporations big tax breaks. >> that is pro growth. no, making sure that middle class people can get a job when they get out of college and we are losing all of those things and we can't afford to do it. >> senator ron johnson thank you, sir. and governor deal, thank you. howard you have more work to do in the program. now, let's talk markets. i want to know if investors are going to be paying attention to the state of the june union. how about the deal for comcast buying up the rest of nbc for $17 million. please stay with us for the state of the union here on c th nbc. [ male announcer ] how can power consumption in china, impact wool exports from new zealand, textile production in spain, and the use of medical technology in the u.s.? at t. rowe
CNBC
Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm EST
would think macy's or nordstrom would be challenged in that environment. >> i think that's totally fair. i would look to those for the exact same reason. i think probably all of them present reasonable opportunities. the only one -- only name i might consider taking another way is jc penney. that's because it's been so maligned that maybe you could have a short squeeze and propel it higher. that would be a spread trade. every single one is probably a sale here. >> perhaps if walmart had this, february would be a different story. we are talking about stocks versus options. want to short costco off the walmart disaster, that can be costly. dan's costco put is just 120 bucks, offers huge leverage to the down side. let's move to the other big story of the day. that is the billion blowup. gold finishing the worst week in eight years falling 2% above 1600 an ounce. we heard from carter earlier. going back to him on this topic. back in january options action fans will recall he published a bearish report that gold would break the 12-year winning streak this year. where do you e see it going no
CNBC
Feb 15, 2013 6:00am EST
's a lot of money. you have to put it somewhere. >> if you're going to wait for the political environment to get better, you're going to be an old man. >> you can't wait for washington. get on with running your business. it's filibustering over hagel adds more fuel to the fire. >> yeah. >> so you just have to get on running your business. we haven't seen any change in climate behavior. also there's a better mood, we have not seen that translate into significant change for climate behavior. we think 2013 will be similar to 2012 because we did have the olympics and the presidential election. which you remember. >> i remember. >> you remember the results closely. it will be similar to 2013. digital will be strong. data, technology will be strong. but same general tone. so we don't see the real world having changed at all, really. >> there's one other -- oh, okay, we're going to go to the weather. but berkshire in adm. >> berk share made some new moves. you have new people making investment decisions there, too, todd and ted. but as for berkshire hathaway, it did take a new state and aerch mi
CNBC
Feb 15, 2013 9:00am EST
be potentially serious problem. you have to realize this is a captive audience. this is a closed environment. and many things could potentially go wrong. in general, carnival and all the other cruise lines are very good about dealing with these situations. >> i know you're a doctor and not an attorney, but i'm wondering if the illnesses that came as a result are real enough to where any kind of lawsuits would have a standing chance in court? >> again, i'm definitely not an attorney, but in general, there's a possibility that they could prove a case. anyone that flies or drives or gets in a ship knows there are a risks to that. this is kind of an unusual situation, but i would say the litigation would be handled appropriately. >> doctor, while the passengers may have gotten off the ship, are there any sort of lingering concerns out there? could there be illnesses or injuries that develop after they've left the ship? >> that's a great question. potentially, i would be careful to look for bacterial infections, diarrhea. people could be very stressed about this afterwards. post-traumatic stress
CNBC
Feb 11, 2013 6:00am EST
well trying to push into the environment of much more thoughtful progressive policies about these issues the. >> they have lots of money, though. so those are very successful companies. and you could argue because your doing some of the things you're augusting. >> no question. >> take me to a company that's struggling been take me to a company that can't afford to give out free food throughout the day and free massages throughout the day. >> they're not going to let people sleep for two hours in a room somewhere, are they? >> no. but this is make missing the point. until you make this intellectual shift, more hours means more productivity. even one less hour of sleep gives us one more hour to be productive. that's nonsense. what it gives us is one more hour to by be partially productive because you're tired. >> do you think europe is productive? >> they rest a lot over there. >> you've got naps after lunch, you work a slightly longer day, but it's -- >> it's overdetermined. there are too many factors going on for me to answer that question and the german economy is very diff
CNBC
Feb 12, 2013 9:00am EST
see a lot more of a, you know, much more competitive wholesale environment this quarter. >> corinna, would you recommend buying the shares here? >> it is a little difficult to recommend starting new positions, but we most certainly would be holding on if we did own it already. >> all right. great to speak with you. thanks for your time. >> thank you. >>. >>> when we come back, what does art cashin want to hear from the president in tonight's state of the union? he'll tell us here at post 9. one more look at futures on this fat tuesday. we'll try to let the good times roll when "squawk on the street" comes right back. [ kitt ] you know what's impressive? a talking car. but i'll tell you what impresses me. a talking train. this ge locomotive can tell you exactly where it is, what it's carrying, while using less fuel. delivering whatever the world needs, when it needs it. ♪ after all, what's the point of talking if you don't have something important to say? ♪ how do traders using technical analysis streamline their process? at fidelity, we do it by merging two tools into one. combi
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Feb 13, 2013 6:00am EST
'i thi creating the underpinning of a significantly inflationary environment. >> do you think, sam, the training wheels, if they came o off, if the fed training wheels would come off we would continue along the same way, there's any positive effects from the fed action right now? >> i'm not sure i understand what you mean by the training wheels. >> we had an economy that went into a deep recession. we came out and we needed help nor a while. there's a lot of people that thought we had enough help, the big stimulus package and compare action by the fed. last year, it seemed like the economy is getting some traction and a lot of people are surprised when the fed even ramped up their efforts. do you know something we don't snknow in the economy? isn't an economy supposed to finally exist on itself? they seem to think that it couldn't. do you think it could? >> i don't think there's any question it could. it has for 200 years. >> at 8% unemployment, that's not grow iing -- i guess they think as long as there's people that need jobs, we will stay in there. >> two years, three years ago
CNBC
Feb 13, 2013 9:00am EST
, these are difficult environments as opposed to houston where you can do whatever you want, whenever you want to. >> right. >> so i think that the rental housing market i think is going to continue to be very strong. like it was too good and then everybody had to come up with a reason why it wasn't. >> is the home mortgage deduction going to come back on the table? does that have anything to do with the rental issue you're talking about? >> i actually think home mortgage deductions are going to come back on the table. i think they're going to ultimately either be eliminated as they were in canada, and when they were eliminated in canada, everybody said, oh, my god, it's the end of the housing market, and it was hardly a blip. or it will be cut to deductions on the first $100,000 or something, so you're effectively protecting the middle class. >> thank you for this. >> yeah, sam, it has been a pleasure having you here today. >> my pleasure. >> we really appreciate hearing from you. sam zell has been our guest host for the last two hours. you're putting your money where your mouth is. it's all abo
CNBC
Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm EST
in this environment. >> i don't think so. as long as they continue to print money, as long as interest rates are sustainable at about these levels. as long as they use that printed money to buy mortgage backed securities. as long as they buy mortgage backed securities from originating banks. as long as they are then selling these to investors who believe that mortgage guarantee is a real guarantee, housing will continue on. >> let me frame it also this way, the most tradeable, so to speak, housing markets right now are what? for people who are interested in the type of thing you're talking about. >> in terms of a company or in terms of a region? >> regions. >> regions have been the southwest. so california, nevada, arizona, texas. all three cities in texas have been the fastest growing housing markets in the nations for six months. austin, houston, dallas, atlanta, florida. segments of the carolinas, primarily all of the southern states. >> okay. josh brown, how about macy's? what's your trade there? >> this is a really exciting set-up here. but i think you want to give it a tad bit of patie
CNBC
Feb 11, 2013 4:00pm EST
opportunity to grow our advisory business. we saw that last year in an environment when mna activity was down 9% globally. our advisory fees were up approximately 30%. so we're taking market share in a skig cant way. >> and you're expecting dealing this year? >> i think we would expect, you know, you never know. would i put my money or own or under? i would put my money on over. >> all right. you're a betting man. ralph, good to have you on our program. ralph schlosstein. >>> again refusal to raise taxes as part of a deal to avoid automatic spending cuts. tom cole will speak with me about the brewing battle in the national's capitol. >>> a fury erupts after a company tells customers they're watering down its bourbon. stay with us. [ male announcer ] any technology not moving forward is moving backward. [ engine turns over, tires squeal ] and you'll find advanced safety technology like an available heads-up display on the 2013 lexus gs. there's no going back. >>> welcome back. less than three weeks until automatic budget cuts kick in which will trigger job losses and perhaps an economic setbac
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
the environment such that it can happen? >> well, we had a price trigger over the last decade and that led to innovation and the employment of a lot of cap tam by a lot of companies and here we are growing our production base by over million barrels a day per year and there's no real end in sight. >> a key also to this is oil demand will come down. we're actually hitting the sort of, this trajectory growing independence as the confluence of factors are forming where the consumption will come down. >> the consumption has come down. we were consuming 22 million barrels a day only in 2005 and now we are consuming 3 million barrels a day less than that. and a lot of that has been in the last five years. >> so, what's going to be the incentive for oil companies to continue producing to reach this energy independence if consumption is already coming down and the prices are falling? >> we live in a world where petroleum products are to global market. demand globally is continues the grow. as long as the product demand is there, prices will be there. they may, in fact, they are almost certainly go
CNBC
Feb 11, 2013 7:00pm EST
. that's easy to do in this upcoming environment if you have people starting to say you know what? i've been in money markets for too long. where else can i put my money? and they don't want to put it in the same bonds that you and i don't like. but they're going to put it in -- >> the profits of stocks. and profits are still outperforming. >> it's money printing. listen. in january the japanese government said we will print unlimited -- that's their quote -- unlimited amounts of money. so dr. bernanke said i can match that. i'll put up another $45 billion a month. a month. you know how much that is? he's spending over a trillion dollars a year of money printing. >> it ain't bad if you own stocks. >> it's making stocks go up. japanese markets are up more. >> we can be intellectually accurate. but in the meantime, it's a powerful wall of liquidity and we have to respect it. i think for our clients make money for them. >> we got to get out of here. jim rogers, thank you. the book "street smarts." available now. thanks to zane brown and bob doll. >>> white house says it's going to pivot
CNBC
Feb 12, 2013 1:00pm EST
madoff out there? they certainly have perspective on regulatory environment and improvements made or not made since then. >> how much cost? >> roughly $600 million, if you add administrative cost close to $700 million in fees. that's paid by wall street, by you and me if we invest. >> $700 million to reclaim $9 billion. >> which they say is a decent investment. >> thank you very much. >>> ahead on the program, intel and netflix both unveiling big plans to be front and center on your tv set. julia borsten at a media conference in laguna niguel, california. >> that's right, simon, digital and tech giants here and making big moves to own a piece of the future of television. i'll tell you about intel and netflix announcements coming up after the break. look, if you have copd like me, you know it can be hard to breathe, and how that feels. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva
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Feb 13, 2013 12:00pm EST
but the problem is in this environment with this market you have to evolve yourself at a much faster rate. >> they have to go faster. josh? >> apple doesn't have anything coming out majorly until like four months from now but they put $10 billion into r&d last year, do another 10 in r&d this year. they take time. >> buy? >> we own some but no, there are so many other things i'd rather buy with fresh cash. >> coming up, signs of optimism from wall street watcher who has been negative for some time. luskin's david rosenberg is night. two traders, two opinions and one heated debate. lots more "halftime report" on the way. how do traders using technical analysis streamline their process? at fidelity, we do it by merging two tools into one. combining your customized charts with leading-edge analysis tools from recognia so you can quickly spot key trends and possible entry and exit points. we like this idea so much that we've applied for a patent. i'm colin beck of fidelity investments. our integrated technical analysis is one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. now
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Feb 13, 2013 4:00pm EST
? and the point i always try to make to them is particularly in this current environment is that if you are an owner of cash, not for the short term, if you've got a bill that you need to pay in three or four month, cash is the right place for you, but if you have your longer term money in cash, you're lose 2:00% to inflation every year. we've had a lost decade for cash already. you've lost 8% of purchasing power in the last ten years, and we're having to have another lost decade for cash going forward so time horizon is very important. >> i guess, i mean, one issue though would be am i going to be able to get into this market at lower levels, quint tetreault, so what's your feeling on that? yes, i mean, i get it that valuations are attractive. i get it that there are very few alternatives out there given where rates are, but are there still enough cat lifts that are going to be a problem that send this market lower and enable me to get into better prices? >> i think -- >> i think there is, maria. >> i'm sorry. >> sure. i think there is, maria. we've seen it. the last several years, we'
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Feb 14, 2013 5:00pm EST
that's going to do well in this environment. i think you stay away from the bigger names. >> okay. coming up next on "fast", call of the bull. why one top market strategist believes her wall street colleagues are not bullish enough. we'll get her top plays. >>> and later on, is your portfolio in a rut? you may want to start following some of the moves of activist investors, like carl icon. be right back. know can hurt you.what you don't what if you didn't know that weeping willows have invasive roots? what if you didn't know that a trampoline... could affect your liability? and what if you didn't know that most cars... get broken into when the weather warms up? here, buddy. the more you know, the better you can plan for what's ahead. get smarter about your insurance. ♪ we are farmers bum - pa -dum, bum - bum - bum - bum ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] what's the point of an epa estimated 42 miles per gallon if the miles aren't interesting? the lexus ct hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. [ male announcer ] citibank's app for ipad makes it easy for anne to manage her financ
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Feb 14, 2013 6:00pm EST
the stock higher quarter after quarter regard lzleless of the economic environment. i like to go for big picture themes. we have a much broader trend. think of it as healthy eating. embrace natural and organic foods. this organic theme made whole foods a power house stock. of course, it also destroyed the regular supermarkets. the same thing goes for hanes celestial. it's not the average consumer package goods company. no. however, while these stories can last for years, even secular growth trends in the end have a limited shelf life. you see the themes age is that there are fewer and fewer plays had a can consistently make you money but they never last forever. when the smart phone was a recent new invention, i started talking about the power of the mobile internet tsunami. and for a while, boy, there was a ton of money to be made over the smart phone food chain as people converted from dumb phone to smart phone. but really the tsunami turned out to be the reason to buy the best of three players like apple. it turned out not to be a license to buy even the weakest sectors which fell by
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Feb 11, 2013 4:00am EST
moving into an environment where the banks are coming in better. and i think that brings up the question, then, why do you want to hold gold? you would want to hold something more -- >> definitely overbought. but they can go on overbought in a while. that could be 20% from here. i don't know. but clearly, a lot of people have checked in and they're all in one trade and they're all talking about the same thing, they're all writing the same thing. it's a bit worrying in a slightly bigger picture. >> plenty of interesting thoughts there to talk about. this day with the chinese new year, the snowstorm for the united states. there's no immediate crisis going on. it's just finding their feet. >> really quiet. and i think the cypress story is fascinating. take a look at some of the details. 0.2% of total output. but the real question becomes, do you make depositors and bondholders share in the losses? >> of course. >> for everyone else. >> keep an eye on that. european markets, it's not as if they're selling off. as we turn to the u.s. session, usair lines are expected to return to near normal
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Feb 15, 2013 4:00am EST
. in that kind of environment, you may be better off trying to grow through acquisition than you are organically. so i think we're going to see more of this. i think it is good for sentiment as you point out. i don't know that it triggers a new wave of overall optimism, but i think it is a good support for the market. >> what do you think of the buffett heinz deal? the price, you know, does it matter? i mean, he's paying up a bit. does that matter for him? >> it doesn't really matter for him. you know, this is classical buffett. he's buying a great brand, good cash flow, growth opportunity and he is the classical long-term investor. so for him to absorb a little bit of a premium to get the kind of property that he wants is not an issue at all. this is classical buffett. he's sitting on a lot of cash. he says he's really to reload and do it again if he can find a good property. he'll absorb whatever ream yumm he's paid over time and it will be a good day. >> and he was upping his stakes in directv, american express and is gm, interestingly enough. gm has got a -- they've got a european division t
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Feb 12, 2013 9:00pm EST
able to find the technology to help clean up all of the environment. all over the world. and i was very disappointed. >> senator? >> we're going to work hard. >> senator, it sounds like you're expecting that the executive order as the president promised are not going to be to your liking. what do you expect him to do? what do you expect the epa to do over the next few months? >> i'm very much concerned on expanding executive orders from the standpoint -- i think we should practice what our founding fathers set up in motion and go through this process that we're prepared to do both in the senate and house side. here we are as bipartisan, lynn and myself, no labels, speaking of problem-solvers, we can sit down and work this out and come to an agreement. and we're hopeful the leadership will allow us to do that. >> some of these manufacturing hubs, congresswoman, i wonder if you think those will really bear any fruit. there was a point where youngstown was trending on twitter. the president joked about elected officials going to some of these ribbon-cuttings. but is there anything to that
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Feb 13, 2013 4:00am EST
at the moment? because business gets on and deals with whatever the environment is. >> yeah. i think, you know, it's -- these are currents that go through the world economy. and we've had fears of currency wars recurrently over the last couple of years. i mean, the real problem is, again, going back to this lack of confidence. you know, economies don't run on money. they run on confidence. on the assumption that basically, you know, that conditions will improve, that governments will put into place collectively or individually measures which permit that kind of improvement. and there hasn't been much sign of that over the last year. and i think the changes in governments, the elections and so forth in the u.s., in china and so forth, you know, have in a sense have had an effect on that. everyone waiting to see what's going to happen. i really fear now that there are beginning to be -- i really hear now that there are beginning to be positive accelerators of confidence and, therefore, business activity. we're seeing it in some of the economic regions in asia, for instance. very -- recovery whic
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Feb 14, 2013 9:00am EST
, not kraft but heinz back in 2006. this is what he had to say about the deal making environment. >> i think there are many more deals coming. i'll say it again. that's why we made our investment last year. we think m and a is back, revenue market is hard to come by. i think most of corporate america feel they have skinnied down their operations to a point where they can't get much more out of it. so synergies are the next wave of eps growth. >> on this valentine's day he seems to be correct worth noting $182 billion of transactions so far this year. that compares to last year only $58 billion. also by the way, a big payday for the bankers on wall street. there could be fees of $100 million involved in this transaction. the big winners, centerview, moells, berkshire, lazard, jpmorgan, wells fargo. that's it on this valentine's day. not just this deal, so many others, the airlines, comcast, our parent with nbc. so it's -- we might have more. we'll see what happens next monday. >> your great discussion with buffett this morning, andrew. he did lay out the notion there is more money to play wit
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